51 Awesome Bible Verses About Pain

By David Small •  Updated: 04/14/21 •  11 min read

Everyone experiences pain in life at different times. Sometimes, it’s either emotional or physical pain. There’s hardly any pain that’s alike, however, it’s important to walk through the phase of pain knowing that there’s a purpose for every pain that God allows us to bear. There are times we need to find out the reason for the pain we’re suffering in order to be able to live through it.

We’ve provided 51 Bible verses about pain, these verses will help you understand the purpose of pain in your life. They will also encourage you to find joy in the middle of pain or suffering.

Here Are 51 Bible Verses About Pain

Psalm 38:3b-5

There is no health in my bones because of my sin. For my iniquities are gone over my head. As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me. My wounds grow foul and fester because of my folly.

Proverbs 5:11

And you groan at your final end, when your flesh and your body are consumed.

2 Corinthians 12:9

And He has said to me, my grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

For my loins are filled with burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh.

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Job 30:17

At night it pierces my bones within me, and my gnawing pains take no rest.

Bible Verses About Pain Caused by Disobedience.

Exodus 9:11

The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians as well as on all the Egyptians.

Numbers 12:10-11

But when the cloud had withdrawn from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. As Aaron turned toward Miriam, behold, she was leprous. Then Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord, I beg you, do not account this sin to us, in which we have acted foolishly and in which we have sinned.

2 Chronicles 26:19-20

But Uzziah, with a censer in his hand for burning incense, was enraged; and while he was enraged with the priests, the leprosy broke out on his forehead before the priests in the house of the Lord, beside the altar of incense.

Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and behold, he was leprous on his forehead; and they hurried him out of there, and he himself also hastened to get out because the Lord had smitten him.

Bible Verses About Pain from Persecution.

Luke 23:33

When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.

Jeremiah 15:18

Why has my pain been perpetual and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will You indeed be to me like a deceptive stream with water that is unreliable?

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 11:23-27

Are they servants of Christ? I speak as if insane—I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death. Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep.

Jeremiah 15:18

Why has my pain been perpetual and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will You indeed be to me like a deceptive stream with water that is unreliable?

1 Peter 3:18

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.

Bible Verses About Pain from Mourning

John 11:33-35

When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled, and said, where have you laid him? They said to Him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept.

Genesis 35:18

It came about as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin.

2 Samuel 12:22-23

He said, while the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, who knows, the Lord may be gracious to me, that the child may live. But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.

Philippians 2:27

For indeed he was sick to the point of death, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow.

1 Thessalonians 4:13

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.

Bible Verses About Pain from the Punishment for Sins.

Job 15:20

The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, and numbered are the years stored up for the ruthless.

Nahum 3:1-4

Woe to the bloody city, completely full of lies and pillage; Her prey never departs. The noise of the whip, the noise of the rattling of the wheel, galloping horses and bounding chariots!

Horsemen charging, swords flashing, spears gleaming. Many slain, a mass of corpses, and countless dead bodies—They stumble over the dead bodies!

John 16:8

And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.

Psalm 32:3-5

When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me. My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer.

Selah. I acknowledged my sin to You. And my iniquity I did not hide. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord. And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.

Bible Verses About Pain from the Second Death

Matthew 8:12

But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Luke 13:28

In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out.

Revelation 6:16

And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.

Revelation 16:11

And they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their deeds.

Bible Verses About Pain from Troubles

Psalm 22:1

For the choir director; upon Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.

Psalm 88:1-3

A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.

O Lord, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before You. Let my prayer come before You. Incline Your ear to my cry! For my soul has had enough troubles and my life has drawn near to Sheol.

Bible Verses About Pain from Severe Affliction.

Luke 13:16

And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?

Job 2:6-7

So the Lord said to Satan, behold, he is in your power, only spare his life. Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

Job 30:17

At night it pierces my bones within me and my gnawing pains take no rest.

Bible Verses About Pain from Trial.

2 Corinthians 12:7

Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me—to keep me from exalting myself!

Acts 20:19

Serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me through the plots of the Jews.

2 Corinthians 2:1-5

But I determined this for my own sake, that I would not come to you in sorrow again. For if I cause you sorrow, who then makes me glad but the one whom I made sorrowful? This is the very thing

I wrote you, so that when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.

2 Corinthians 11:28

Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.

1 Peter 4:19

Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

Jeremiah 20:7

O Lord, You have deceived me and I was deceived. You have overcome me and prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day long, everyone mocks me.

Matthew 26:38

Then He said to them, my soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with me.

Bible Verses About the Pain of Betrayal.

Matthew 26:56

But all this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures of the prophets. Then all the disciples left Him and fled.

John 13:21

When Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you will betray Me.

Galatians 4:16

So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?

2 Timothy 4:10

For Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

Bible Verses About Labour Pains

Genesis 3:16

To the woman He said, I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth, in pain you will bring forth children. Yet your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.

Romans 8:22

For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.

John 16:21

Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come. But when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.

Bible Verse About Physical Pain

Job 6:10

But it is still my consolation,

And I rejoice in unsparing pain,

That I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

Genesis 3:17

Then to Adam He said, because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, you shall not eat from it. Cursed is the ground because of you. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.

Bible Verses About Pain Caused by the Wicked.

Psalm 37:14

The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow to cast down the afflicted and the needy, to slay those who are upright in conduct.

Genesis 34:25

Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.

Exodus 1:10-11

Come, let us deal wisely with them, or else they will multiply and in the event of war, they will also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us and depart from the land.

So they appointed taskmasters over them to afflict them with hard labor. And they built for Pharaoh storage cities, Pithom and Raamses.


We can live each day knowing that God loves us so much that He is willing to use just anything to get us back to Himself; and sometimes, that includes pain or suffering. At other times, He wants to use it to make us stronger and better persons.

Hence, it’s expedient to learn to turn to God Word to help you rise above any pain. Studying and meditating on Bible verses about pain will bring you back to the reality you would have easily missed.

David Small

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.

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